Badger Launching Apparatus No 3

A Seattle-based cavalcade of cartoon conviviality. May contain reblogs. Void where prohibited. Talk to your doctor about any possible side effects.


Rachel |    

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autistic, spoonie (hypermobility and sensory issues), vaguely jewish, trans

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gement:

New chapter is up!

Act I, Scene iii: Question and Answer or start at the beginning.

In which our protagonists learn some rather personal details about other people’s lives. End of Act I.

Tagging is driving me batty. Anyone with opinions on tagging (what’s useful, what’s fun, what’s excessive), let’s chat.

(Note for those wary of WIP: I’m publishing a chapter every two weeks. My buffer currently runs through November and Act II will be completely published as of Thanksgiving. Go ahead and commit; this will be finished.)

(via rememberwhenyoutried)

fictionalred:

"New with the Voyager that we didn’t have on the Enterprise was a removable shuttle bay door. And inside, Tony Meininger build a wonderful miniature set. [.] So we’ll be able to do shots were the door is there or the door is out. Then we’d have to put an animated wipe to show the door opening like any roll-top garage, which, indeed, it is."

Dan Curry - Visual Effects Producer (ST Voyager)

I keep wanting to parse the black sweater/blue collar combination as some sort of sciences uniform.

(via rememberwhenyoutried)

ssmeerkat:

Farscape is pretty friggin cool but I can’t help but think it’s an over the top origin story for MST3K

(via fuckyeahmst3k)

4.9%

That’s how many speaking roles in Hollywood hits are going to Latinos. For the record, Latinos make up 16% of the U.S. population. Representation matters. (via micdotcom)

Even more alarming is that, when Latino actors are cast, they are by far more likely than any other group to be sexualized, either by revealing clothing or by being defined in the screenplay as attractive. Indeed, 36% of Hispanic actors are displayed in some sort of sexualized attire, the highest of any group looked at in the study. Hollywood seems to think America is not interested in stories about Latinos, unless they are taking their clothes off.

Let’s talk about this. Let’s talk about how most of those roles are to be hypersexualized maids, spicy armcandy love interests, and exotic criminals. Let’s talk about how many of these roles use stereotypes to make these characters as the butt of the joke. Let’s talk about though how most of those roles go to light skinned and white Latinas. Let’s talk about how shitty the representation that Latinxs do have is pretty much restricted to bullshit and biopics. (via wocinsolidarity)

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aurora900:

alicebitland:

I just very suddenly lost my job. It was completely unexpected and I’m almost entirely unprepared. Through all of this emotional turmoil and self-blame, I can barely muster the ability to come onto tumblr and ask people for help.

I’m very good at managing money and ran my budget. I can coast for a small period of time but things are going to get very dangerous very soon. I’m obviously immediately jumping on getting new employment. I’m putting a donate button if you can help at all. I’m hoping I can get at least $300-500 so that my budget can include HRT as well as living expenses.

As soon as I can get employment, which should hopefully be by the end of the month, I will be removing the donate button. Thank you all for your generosity. I know that tumblr really comes together when someone is in crisis. This isn’t just for me either, I’m taking care of zoewarriorprincess right now and trying to give her a home and love. Anything that affects me also affects her. ❤

Reblogging this on my main blog because this is someone I care about.  If you can, please help her.

starlingsongs:

4417:

4417:

okay, so i got an anon asking how HRT has redistributed my fat and muscle mass and whether my hip bones had grown at all since i started estrogen. so im posting a comparison and as you can see there has been a LOT of change but im not sure how much of it is fat redistribution or if any of my hip growth is bone growth? hard to say. cool/hot comparison either way.

top pic is october 2013, pre HRT basically

bottom pic is yesterday, 9 months HRT

i just posted this 20 minutes ago but i dont care because this is so cool holy shit. hail estrogen.

ATTN: CIS MALE FOLLOWERS

IF YOU FEEL A PANG OF ENVY WHEN YOU LOOK AT THESE PICTURES

YOU ARE ALMOST DEFINITELY NOT CIS.

Seconding the hell out of starlingsongs's message here. If you're out there going “Yeah but I couldn't possibly be trans because [X]”, well, it's time to re-evaluate that.

pinebark:

if i ever recommend a tv show to you just go ahead and mentally add ‘except for the transphobic episode’ to the end

joquilajoestar:

Ten Things White People Can Do About Ferguson Besides Tweet

maghrabiyya:

onlyblackgirl:

For white people wanting to know what they can do to help.

This applies to all non-Black PoC too

(via pearwaldorf)

palladiumlyre:

stimmyabby:

I have access to speech at least 85% of the time, but that doesn’t mean that during those times I am as verbal as a person without autism. Here are some examples of having access to speech while having speech trouble:

I have access to automatic speech, but…

My Homestuck-themed knee sock collection continues to grow.

septembriseur:

I had such a sizable thought today. It’s so sizable that I’m sure someone else has already had it, but I’ll put it out there anyway: the fear of the Fake Geek Girl (because that’s what has given rise to the term: a perceived threat) is directly related to tensions surrounding the transition from an economy of knowledge that is focused on accumulation to an economy of knowledge that is focused on access.

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naturepunk:

hoodfuturism:

artemiskaonai:

MAINSTREAM MEDIA WILL SAY THAT THE PROTESTERS STARTED THE VIOLENCE ON WEDNESDAY NIGHT. THIS IS NOT THE CASE AS PROVEN BY THE VIDEO ABOVE.

please watch this before its taken down

Live footage from last night. This is supremely disturbing.

(via humanpraxis)

(I’ve mostly been keeping Ferguson stuff on my twitter account instead of here - twitter seems to be better for up to date info and primary accounts.)

whatwhiteswillneverknow:

It’s okay to go up and get offline or watch Netflix during a time like this. 

It’s okay to relax and go to bed, hoping for the best.

It’s okay to protect yourself from the on-pouring of updates.

Your sanity and ability to cope is just as important.

Just know that you’re important. Mute me if you have to. 

(via pearwaldorf)